Monthly Archives: November 2017

Standing Rock: Sophia Wilansky suing the FBI to get the shrapnel that used to be in her arm

Sophia Wilansky, the college student who became the most seriously injured person in the Dakota Access Pipeline conflict at Standing Rock, is now speaking publicly. The FBI is still investigating her, and she is suing them to get the shrapnel … Continue reading

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Alcohol, suicide, and resistance at Pine Ridge featured in new videos

Following the struggles of Lakota teenager George Dull Knife for four years, a new documentary examines recent protests of American Indian Movement (AIM) activists to shut down the four bars in Whiteclay, Nebraska. This town of fourteen people existed solely to sell … Continue reading

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New poll on how Native Americans experience discrimination

No real surprises here– it’s worse around reservations and Native-majority areas.  “More than half of Native Americans living on tribal lands or other majority-Native areas say they have experienced racial or ethnic discrimination when interacting with police (55 percent) and … Continue reading

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United States interventions in foreign countries, Hiroshima to the present

Since the 1950s, the US has maintained a near-constant presence in many nations’ political affairs, funding conservative parties and working to sabotage progressive movements, workers’ unions, and liberal parties, all in the name of fighting “communism”. This (incomplete) list is … Continue reading

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The Electoral College: White lives matter

In the wake of Trump’s election, in which he lost the popular vote by nearly three million, much has been said about the use of the Electoral College. Only four times in US history has the winner of the electoral … Continue reading

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